Yup, it is back working. If only Foscam would tell you what you REALLY have to do to install it. I found the secret in an old youtube video. And now I know for the next time it pitches a fit…..
First, we finally are back at the cabin. And, the camera is dead….. We have ordered another. I’m guessing max, two weeks from today.So, since the camera was non functional, probably a lot of people did not drill further to the weather page. Here’s a diary of December and January weather events:
12-8 Snow 1″ Rain 1.26
12-9 Rain 1.30
12-10 Rain 3.27
12-13 Rain .59
12-14 Rain 1.10
12-15 Rain 6.02
12-23 Snow 6″
1-2 Snow 10″
1-3 Snow 20″
1-7 Rain 3.50
1-8 Rain 7.44 (really)
1-9 Snow 33″
1-10 Snow 40″ (again, really)
1-11 Snow 9″
1-12 Snow 2″
1-18 Rain 2.12
1-19 Snow 13″
1-20 Snow 23″ Power off.
1-21 Snow 22″
1-22 Snow 25″
1-23 Snow 5″
1-24 Power back on
So, quite the winter explosion. I wish Mother Nature would even accounts a litle more slowly, when She decides to catch up……l
For reasons best known to itself, the camera has locked up. The weather page is still updating, though the rain gauge is covered by ice, and not registering. The Weather Service estimate for Saturday and Sunday is 9.44″. And the forecast for the next 24 hours is for snow: 33″.
Getting back to the lake to fix all this has proved elusive thus far, and now the Weather Service is predicting as much as 70″ of snow this week at Bucks.
We’ll be fixing the camera (and probably a lot of other stuff) as soon as we can get access…..
Well, I guess this is “IT.” If the Weather Service forecast is to be believed, we should get around 60″ of snow between tonight, (1-2), and next Saturday. Oh. And then there is the “atmospheric river” forecast for the weekend. If warm, it may wash away much of the snow below 8,000 feet. If cold, it could add several feet above 5,000 feet.
Why is it, when Mother Nature balances the books, She so often does in one great big dump???
Yup. Not the 22″ the Weather Service promised. More like 6 – 10″. This storm did what so many others in dry winters do. It split. I think we got about 1/4 of it in Northern Cal. And the other 75% went on down the coast. A ton at Mammoth. Well, they need it too.
Still, we wanted it to get cold so we would not lose the snow, and that will happen in the extreme. 11 tonight, and 9 on Sunday night. That should be cold enough for most people. Several days before the next one. Fingers crossed that it meets our request…..
About 4″ as of just before 2 pm. If the Weather Service forecast holds true, we should have about 22″ by Saturday afternoon. Then it would be REALLY nice if we could dispense with the rain…, let’s just have snow now….
Bye, bye snow! 6.02″ of rain on Thursday, and 7.80 for the week. We’ll be driving for a while….
5.83″ of rain since Thursday (the 8th). No wonder the snow is washing away. Pray for snow……
Did you see the recent piece on the cost of a Christmas tree in New York City? A nice 8′ fir…… Brace yourself: $450!! How nice to be able to pay a fee to the PNF and get a perfect, perfectly fresh fir, that will not be a fire danger. We are so fortunate. As long as we can get in and out without getting stuck (Thanks, Joe Blackwell), we have the best trees in the country.
Thanks, Plumas National Forest….
Now, hoping our first snow does not wash away during the next few days. Remember the “old days,” when it was all snow at Bucks? For the last several years, every time we get a decent snow cover, we get warm storms and it washes away. But, hey, our new President Elect says global warming is a Chinese strategy. Who knew they could dictate the snow level at Bucks Lake? Sigh……
OK, so now it is Snow Wow. We left around 1 pm on Saturday and there was 5″ new. The Weather Service is calling for 14″ total. Almost like the “old days.”